Hosts Nate Wilcox and Brooks Long discuss David Ritz' two books on The Queen of Soul. The autobiography he helped her pen, "From These Roots" and the biography he felt compelled to write a few years later, "Respect." The discussion covers her father Rev. C.L. Franklin, John Hammond and her Columbia years, Jerry Wexler and Atlantic, her siblings and "Amazing Grace."
Other installments of the David Ritz Book Club w/ Nate & Brooks:
Let It Roll is a series of in-depth interviews with music writers like Ed Ward, Robert Gordon, Paul Trynka, Peter Doggett, Elijah Wald and more.